Lot of us must have a similar problem with 55 year old gelcoat simply not polishing up and precious little left to compound.
Whilst trying to avoid painting for as long as possible, I’ve tried out a multitude of premium cleaners and waxes from hybrid ceramic to traditional premium carnuba wax and ultimately 2 coats of Star brite Premium Marine Polish with PTEF.
Although the ceramic waxes and washes promised the earth, the gloss was poor without excessive compounding before and didn’t seem to last anywhere near the months promised.
Meguiars Pure Wax looked very nice after the job, but started to dull noticably after a fortnight.
My hopes are now pinned on 2 coats of Starbrite to get me through the winter and pictured here. I may have given it a head start with all the other products I’ve used but fingers crossed I’ve found something that will at least stall the need for more compounding.
Below I’ve listed the various products I’ve tried and my experiences with them but not included the bog standard car washes.